Oklahoma Cyber Attacks

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Local Government

City of the Village Government, Oklahoma County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

City Council Minutes

  • Bad actors used ransomware in cyberattack that locked officials out of servers
  • Officials believed that the ransomware had gotten into system through third party access
  • IT personnel were able to restore all data from backups
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City of Okemah, Okfuskee County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

News 9

  • Following an encryption of their network's data the City was forced into a digital lockdown
  • All data was encrypted but remained on servers and networks ransom was demanded in return for encryption keys
  • Bad actors continue to demand more and more payment as time goes on, is believed no public information is in jeopardy
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City of Norman, Cleveland County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • City government forced to disable payment portal after cyberattack
  • Officials stated that other cities had been likewise hit
  • City forced to transfer payment services to new processor
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City of Broken Arrow, Tulsa County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Gemini Advisory

  • Hackers exploited vulnerability in Superion’s Click2Gov Utility Bill Pay Systems affecting government entities across the U.S.
  • Over 20,000 records from eight cities in five different states have been offered for sale on the dark web
  • City of Broken Arrow one of the eight cities impacted
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Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System, State

Breach Type – Hacking, Other

Tulsa World

  • The FBI began to investigate into a hacking that was able to steal $4.2 million in funds for law enforcement retirement pensions
  • An announcement was released 10 days later addressing the attack and investigations following
  • All benefits will continue to be paid and there will be no effect on the timeliness of payments
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City of Wilburton Website, Latimer County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

KOCO News 5

  • Website of small Oklahoma town – compromised by hackers
  • No personal information of citizens accessed by attackers
  • Police leading investigation to determine who hacked website while city works to tighten security
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Midwest City, Oklahoma Co.

Breach Type - Other/Vulnerability

DataBreaches

  • Vulnerability remained in Midwest City utility bill pay system
  • Hackers potentially accessed private data through exploitation of vulnerability
  • System managed by third party vendor, Superion
  • 2,300 citizens potentially vulnerable to breach of financial data
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City of Tulsa

Breach Type - Hack

News on 6

  • Hackers broke into several city-controlled accounts
  • 6 cloud-based systems compromised
  • City immediately disabled servers
  • Mayor claims the city has mitigated hacks in the past
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Oklahoma City

Breach Type - Phishing

K4 News

  • Cyber attack causes network to shut down
  • Email phishing scam potential cause
  • No sensitive data compromised
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City of Lawton, Comanche Co.

Breach Type - Virus

KSWO

  • Entire network down, more than 500 computers impacted city-wide
  • Unknown how virus originated
  • Infiltrated networks despite anti-virus software in place
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Stillwater

Breach Type - Hack

K4 News

  • Information for 3,000 compromised
  • Unauthorized party accessed a city computer
  • Notified law enforcement and the computer has since been secured
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Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services, Oklahoma Co.

Breach Type - Ransomware

Tulsa Beacon

  • Ransomware attack infected & compromised State of Oklahoma OMES
  • OMES did not pay ransom
  • Incident inspired Oklahoma agencies to implement secure cyber defenses
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Medical

Oklahoma State University Center of Health Sciences

Breach Type - Hack

Data Breaches

  • Hacker gained access to patients' Medicaid billing info
  • Files did not contain medical records; a single social security number possibly affected
  • No conclusive indication of patient info misuse
  • Implemented additional security measures as precaution
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Education

Ponca City Public Schools, Kay County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KFOR

  • The districts servers were compromised by a ransomware attack that left data encrypted
  • The school was delayed in starting as the documents must be rebuilt
  • A third party is being worked with in the hopes of future prevention
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News on 6

  • Bad actors found access through a program the school uses called PowerSchool
  • No ransomware was paid and no sensitive student information was exposed
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University of Oklahoma, Cleveland County

Breach Type – Unknown, Data Breach

KFOR

  • The University was contacted by their cloud hosting service that a ransomware attack took place
  • The University was exposed in ransomware attack allowing bad actors to gain access to data from their clients
  • It is assured that no sensitive data was exposed
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Jay Public School District, Delaware County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

Four States Homepage

  • Malware discovered to have infected school computer and network
  • Third party IT personnel were slated to investigate cyberattack
  • School district was assigned legal team and specialist insurance company
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Bethel Public Schools, McCurtain County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

Countywide & Sun

  • Oklahoma cities were victims of malware cyberattack
  • City of Chandler paid $50,000 ransom, bad actors demanded more money
  • School system forced to utilize non-standard testing practice
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Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma County

Breach Type - Ransomware

News OK

  • The City public school’s systems were compromised by malware
  • To aide in isolating the malware systems were shut down completely also closing off access to emails
  • It had been determined that this malware was instead ransomware asking for the ransom to be paid before restoration
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Oklahoma City Public Schools

Breach Type - TDoS/DDoS

Oklahoma News

  • Denial of Service attacks made it impossible to access district’s parent portal website
  • The portal is frequently attacked with DDoS sources citing this attack as the longest duration of DDoS
  • 45,000 students/families, 2,500 teachers, 150 principals/assistant principals, 300 front office staff, 250 central office leaders have access to site and remain affected by attack
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Yukon Public Schools

Breach Type - Phishing

News OK

  • Phishing scheme targets Yukon Public Schools
  • Email circulated internally & accessed private information
  • 1,400 potentially compromised victims
  • District offering free credit monitoring for all employees
  • District to implement in-depth cyber security training and confirmation of sensitive info requests
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